Nadine Woodworth Wright

Nadine Woodworth Wright, 82, of Independence, Missouri, passed away 12/21/2016 at home. Memorial services will be held at 4:00 p.m. Friday, December 30, 2016 at Heartland Cremation and Burial Society, Raytown, Missouri. Visitation will be held at 3:00 p.m., preceding the memorial service.
Nadine was born 9/20/1934 in Kansas City, Missouri to Earl and Eleanor Woodworth. She graduated from Northeast High School in 1952. She married her husband, Oren Dudley Wright, in 1956 and raised four children. She retired from Union Bank, where she worked as a loan officer, in 1999.

One of Nadine’s greatest joys was spending time with her grandchildren. Over the years, she took each of them on their own special vacation. She took great delight in travelling to Las Vegas with her sisters, and was passionate about her Kansas City Chiefs.

She was preceded in death by her son Mark, her parents, her husband, her sister Jean, and her brother Robert. She is survived by four children, nine grandchildren, and 21 great grandchildren. She is also survived by four sisters, a brother, and a host of nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to give special thanks to the caregivers at Centerpoint Medical Center and Crossroads Hospice for their compassion and care during Nadine’s last days.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.


  1. Sheila Barnett on December 28, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    My deepest sympathy to family and friends.

  2. The Beck Family next door. on December 28, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    Our deepest condolences Janie, Natalie and family. Nadine will be missed. May our heavenly Father raise her up so she may enjoy his Glory forever.

  3. Cynthia Chrisman on December 28, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    Janie, Natalie and everyone, sorry about Nadine leaving us. I will miss not seeing her again, she was always nice to me when I visited. May you be comforted and blessed. She was a special person.

  4. Linda Kahler on December 28, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    My sincere condolences, Janie, Natalie and all the family. I’m so sorry for your loss and know you were so blessed with her presence. She was a very special person. Although we no longer see our loved one who has passed into a new consciousness of life, it’s comforting to know they remain with us in our memories. Though it’s difficult for me to find exactly the right words at a time like this, please know I share your sorrow and keeping you and family close in my heart with caring thoughts of sympathy.

  5. Dan and Bev Kuhlmann on December 28, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    Our deepest sympathy to Jackie and her family.

  6. Elaine Meyer on December 28, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    Janie, Your mom was always such a sweetheart and she will be greatly missed. Her presence will forever live in the hearts of her children, grandchildren, and beyond. As our friend Jim Freeman so eloquently wrote in The Traveler, “…this that we call death, it is no more than the opening and closing of a door—and in Your house how many rooms must be beyond this one where we rest momently.” Keeping you and Natalie in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. Linda Rasperger on December 29, 2016 at 9:19 am

    Prayers for all of the family.

    Linda and Rudy

  8. Susan on December 29, 2016 at 10:50 am

    Prayers for you and yours. Peace be with you.

  9. The VanKirk Family on December 30, 2016 at 7:55 pm

    We are so sorry for the loss of your dear Grandmother. How lucky she was to have been loved so much! Prayers of comfort to you and your mom at this difficult time.

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